In their White-Collar Crime, Elkan Abramowitz and Barry A. Bohrer, members of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, write that nearly 50 years after its enactment, important issues remain regarding the strict application of Title III and whether the government is held to the standards set forth therein when seeking a wiretap order to invade an individual's privacy rights.
In addition to reaching momentous decisions that have a profound impact on our national identity, courts at every level allow our society to function properly and peacefully. And although most cases will never make the pages of a law school textbook or even the local newspaper, they could not be more significant to the individuals and families whose lives hang in the balance.
The 2012-2013 budget process in New York provides reason for cautious optimism as we move forward. The court system did its part to demonstrate that scarce resources are being managed wisely and the other branches of government signaled their commitment to provide sufficient resources to ensure the proper functioning of the courts. These are encouraging signs that No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom is a message beginning to resonate throughout the state.
The New York City Bar and other bar associations provide representation and guidance to those who cannot afford counsel. But clearly more has to be done. We cannot be satisfied with a legal system in which so many low- and moderate-income people have to fend for themselves.
Reliance on our state's court system continues to grow. New York courts experienced a 12 percent increase in their caseloads over the last decade. Simultaneous with the increase in litigation, state court budgets steadily declined. This year's Law Day theme invites us to reflect upon this crisis.
The legal maxim "Justice delayed is Justice denied" recognizes that when the people believe that their legal rights cannot be adjudicated in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no legal rights at all. If the people perceive that there are no courts to determine their legal rights and obligations, there is no justice, and no freedom.
The number of applications hints at the appeal of legal work for sports stadiums and the marketing advantages of a high-profile matter. "From a western New York perspective, it's a very preeminent piece of work to secure," said Terrence Gilbride, a partner at 200-attorney Hodgson Russ, based in Buffalo.
A Long Island synagogue can seek the eviction of a purportedly kosher catering company that has refused to pay licensing fees since 2010 and was recently accused of using the synagogue's kitchen to prepare non-kosher food, a state judge has ruled.
The New York County Lawyers' Association presented its Justice Louis J. Capozzoli Gavel Award to Sherry Klein Heitler, administrative judge for civil matters, First Judicial District, at NYCLA's Law Day Luncheon on April 27.
A man who has run a newsstand on Astor Place for over 20 years while paying rent to the actual licensee may not take over the license now that the licensee has died, a divided First Department panel has ruled.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center has been given the green light to pursue claims of religious discrimination against the Village of Old Westbury in a decades-long fight over the right to build a cemetery with more than 90,000 burial plots.
Four months after rebuffing a New Mexico court and refusing to permit the interstate transfer of allegedly abused and neglected children, an appellate panel in Rochester has extended the long arm jurisdiction of New York law to force the parents to support the children.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear an appeal from Roselva Chaidez, who was in the process of being deported when the court decided 'Padilla.' Chaidez had pleaded guilty to fraud in 2004 after falsely claiming to be a passenger in a car wreck.
The brother of disgraced Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff argues he never received a bill for more than $1 million in unpaid state taxes for income allegedly made through the sham securities firm, where he served as chief compliance officer.